Press releases

Monday 12 July 2010

New York: States must use every available minute to draw up a new international arms treaty that could save thousands of lives every year, NGOs from around the world said today as negotiators from 192 governments begin formal talks at the United Nations on Monday.

Monday 12 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the conviction of the organizers of a Russian art exhibition which used religious symbols on charges of “inciting hatred or enmity”

Monday 12 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the bomb blasts that last night hit the Ugandan capital Kampala, leaving at least 64 people dead.

Friday 9 July 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Iranian authorities not to execute by any method a 43-year-old woman convicted of adultery, following an official statement that she will not be executed by stoning.

Friday 9 July 2010

Amnesty International and ARTICLE 19 are urging the Russian authorities to drop the charges against the organizers of Forbidden Art 2006, an exhibition which featured Soviet and post-Soviet art works, some of which used religious symbolism.

Friday 9 July 2010

Amnesty International today called for the immediate and unconditional release of two human rights defenders facing trial in Angola on charges linked to an attack on the Togolese football team that left two people dead and several injured.

Thursday 8 July 2010

Germany’s failure to thoroughly investigate claims of police Ill-treatment and the use of excessive force has denied justice for victims of abuse

Thursday 8 July 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Cuban government to immediately free all prisoners of conscience, after authorities yesterday said 52 prisoners will be released.

Thursday 8 July 2010

Amnesty International has said any deal over the release of a nuclear scientist, Igor Sutyagin, which requires him to leave Russia against his wishes will amount to forcible exile, which is prohibited under international law

Wednesday 7 July 2010

Women and girls in Nairobi’s slums live under the constant threat of sexual violence, leaving them often too scared to leave their houses to use communal toilet and bathroom facilities

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Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre

24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.